Association of College and Research Libraries

Spring brings a fresh season of engaging subjects and useful information with the ACRL-Choice webinar program

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT; CHICAGO – ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts. Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars, with topics ranging from using social media to build library communities and the latest reference databases to open access. 

Special C&RL issue focuses on assessment as action research

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a special issue of the journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL) featuring a selection of seven action research studies by teams who participated in the ACRL program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA).

Denda wins 2016 ACRL WGSS Career Achievement Award

CHICAGO – Kayo Denda, head of the Margery Somers Foster Center and Women’s Studies librarian at Rutgers University, has been selected as the 2016 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award. The award honors significant long-standing contributions to women’s studies in the field of librarianship over the course of a career.

A plaque will be presented to Denda at a WGSS event during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Austin Community College program wins ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is pleased to announce that Austin Community College Library Services has been chosen to receive the 2016 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award for its information literacy tutorials program.

The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Courtney Mlinar and Irena Klaic, co-chairs of the Austin Community College Information Literacy Team, at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

James L. Mullins wins 2016 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

CHICAGO — James L. Mullins, dean of libraries and Esther Ellis Norton professor at Purdue University, has been named the 2016 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Mullins will receive a cash award and citation during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library automation, the Atkinson Award recognizes an academic librarian who has made significant contributions in the area of library automation or management and has made notable improvements in library services or research.

New ACRL publication: 2014 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2014 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The three-volume set includes Associate of Arts institutions, Master's Colleges and Universities/Baccalaureate Colleges and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions.

New ACRL book examines The Craft of Librarian Instruction

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence” by Julie Artman, Jeff Sundquist, and Douglas R. Dechow.

Brumfield named 2016 Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award winner

CHICAGO – Elizabeth Brumfield, distance services librarian at Prairie View A&M University, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award.

This annual award, sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, and administrated by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance Learning Section (DLS), honors an ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to, the success of distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.

Holliday wins 2016 ACRL/IS Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

CHICAGO – Wendy Holliday, head of teaching, learning and research services at Northern Arizona University, is the winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section’s (IS) Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose efforts in the field of information literacy led to the formation of IS. The honor recognizes a librarian who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment.

Pearl Ly receives ACRL CJCLS EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce that Pearl Ly, director of the learning commons at Skyline College in San Bruno, California, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award.

The $750 award and plaque, donated by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented to Ly at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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